Smashing Pumpkins Live at Madison Square garden on 1996-09-17
- Smashing Pumpkins
1 Where Boys Fear to Tread
3 Cherub Rock
4 To Forgive
5 Tonight, Tonight
7 Thru the Eyes of Ruby
10 Bullet with Butterfly Wings
11 Fuck You
12 Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
13 > Rocket
1 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida [Iron Butterfly] (tease)
4 The Aeroplane Flies High
> We Gotta Get Out of This Place [Animals] (tease)
> Tales of a Scorched Earth (tease)
> Bye June (tease)
> Hummer (tease)
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|The Aeroplane Flies High|
|Thru The Eyes Of Ruby|
|Porcelina of the Vast Oceans|
|Where Boys Fear to Tread|
|Bullet With Butterfly Wings|
Subject: "Ominous" return to the Garden
Performance-wise....well, Corgan himself gave a preshow interview backstage where he described returning to the venue as having felt "ominous". Given the back story, it's easy to see why he would feel that way. With that in mind, it's hard to listen to these two New York shows without thinking of what could have been. Alongside the 3 nights at the Rosemont Horizon in Chicago, these two New York shows were originally set up to be the pinnacle of the tour (and to some extent, the band's entire career up until that point), and yet here they were now playing the shows with stories about the death of Melvoin and the firing of Jimmy still fresh in the press. All the more relevant since the events had only just happened 9 weeks earlier.
Both nights feature standard runthroughs of the usual songs, save for the second night getting a few substitutions and some songs played in a different order. In all, the two shows are pretty much the same result. Not bad shows, but certainly not anywhere near "magic". There's little banter or spontaneity at either of them, so if you've heard one show from this tour, you've heard most of them, including Jimmy Frog appearing onstage seemingly for the hell of it (in the following week he'd be selecting audience members to dance during 1979).
The Aeroplane Flies High is given a preview performance here, as the last song before Silverfuck. A strange choice considering that the band wouldn't be releasing the song for another 2 months, and had only played it live a few times. Billy's vocals are a little bit flat throughout, and the version doesn't really do the song justice. Silverfuck has the same structure as other renditions on the tour, and doesn't give too many surprises, save for a very brief quoting of one line from Tales of a Scorched Earth (barely qualifying as a tease here) as well as a line from the Animals' We've Gotta Get Out of This Place, itself perhaps a Freudian slip from Corgan regarding his feelings about playing the venue.
Again, these are great recordings, but if you're looking for more satisfying performances from this leg of the tour, you would be better off checking out gigs like the Minneapolis show on 9/22 or the final night in Chicago on 10/06.
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